That guy from the commercials for a wireless provider, who asks “Can you hear me now,” gets a mention in a new patent application from some folks who work for Google. Why would Google try to get involved in a process which would help to assess the quality of wireless service, and how can they … Read more Google Asks ‘Can You Hear Me Now’
Three new Google patent applications involving paid search: Reviewing the suitability of websites for participation in an advertising network The way in which Websites are reviewed for use in an advertising network may be improved by (a) accepting a collection including one or more documents, (b) determining whether or not the collection complies with policies … Read more The Suitability of Websites for Participation in an Advertising Network
Depending upon how you may phrase a query, Google will sometimes jump into a Q&A (question and answer) mode. This is described on one of Google’s help pages: Want to know the population of Japan? What currency is used in Algeria? The birthplace of Bono? Hit us with a fact-based question or query (like “population … Read more Google Q&A Patent Applications?
In the recent predictions for 2007 post, a commenter asked about the impact of the Open Directory Project and its data on research in 2006, and what the information might be used for in 2007. I was also asked what I thought was the most interesting use. Those were some great questions, and I really … Read more Patent Documents Mentioning the Open Directory Project in 2006